Friday 8 April 2016

New releases: Thousand Sons Achean pattern armour and Contemptor.

Hi all. Another successful step towards having all Legion specific upgrades was made today. 

Whilst standard patterns of armour were shared across the Legiones Astartes, variations on these templates surfaced in most Legions. Achean pattern armour arose as a local variation of Mk IV ‘Maximus’ battle plate, produced for the Thousand Sons Legion by the forges local to Prospero.

More stylised than their standard armour, Achean pattern battle plate was most often worn by Legion veterans.

This set contains thirty resin components - everything you need to upgrade a ten man squad of Tactical Space Marines with the armour of your Legion, or to spread throughout your army. It includes; ten Thousand Sons Achean pattern Heads; and twenty Thousand Sons Achaen pattern Shoulder Pads made up of 10 left shoulder pads and 10 right shoulder pads. 

These are some lovely upgrade kits. 

Also we have the Thousand Sons Contemptor. One of the most simplistic Legion specific Contemptors that we have seen in my opinion. But still very nice. 

Drake Seta


  1. These look fab. Big thumbs up.

    Can't wait for more and more prospero stuff.

  2. I love that rich metallic red paint scheme. Any idea on which paints are used to acheive the effect? Has there been a thousand sons forgeworld painting guide yet? I can't recall...

    1. It's an airbrushed silver base, with zenith highlights.

      Then airbrush Tamiya clear red over the top.

    2. Is it Tamiya Clear red or Angron red?

    3. Both will work, but this actual paint job is done with Angron Red.

  3. Awesome stuff, going to be hard to resist getting a little thousand sons force.

    Just wondering if there's any news or rumours on when the updated legion army list red book is coming?

  4. They do look good. Maybe I'll get some after my other forces are complete :$

  5. They might not be so fussy as other legions, but that's not a bad thing. A sleeker and cleaner look works well too, especially with that scheme which I do like.

  6. I must admit, I do like the red shiny armour - even if they're not the Vlka Fenryka that I'm waiting for! ;-)

    However, in the third photo down (at the bottom of the image), that heretic appears to be wielding a combi-plasma. Anyone know where its from? It's awesome, but I can't work out whether it's a standard piece in the Calth box-set, or whether it's come from somewhere else.

    Thanks in advance,